Archive: Wyoming

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Wyoming nursing home abuse news archives.

October 2016

August 2008

Elder abuse is frequent, but not investigated

Casper, WY – Law enforcement faces several barriers in identifying, prosecuting and preventing elder abuse, experts said Thursday. Elder abuse — including physical abuse, financial exploitation and negligence — is increasing because the state’s population is aging. More people are reaching their 85th birthdays and more senior citizens are living at home — away from […]

Friday the 1st

February 2007

Man pleads in nursing home abuse sex case

A Jackson man earlier this month pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery stemming from alleged improper sexual touching of a patient in 2004 and 2005 at St. John’s Living Center. Joseph Piccoli, who worked as a certified nursing assistant at the center, entered the plea at a Feb. 2 sentence hearing […]

Thursday the 15th

Family sues St. John’s

Jackson Hole, WY – The family of a woman who was allegedly fondled at St. John’s Living Center in 2004 and 2005 is suing the nursing home. In a federal civil lawsuit, the family of the woman, who is now dead, is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

Monday the 12th

May 2006

Prosecutor delays charges in case of hospital aide; Police have issued a no-trespassing warning to the man prohibiting him from being around the St. John’s Living Center, where sources reported seeing him visiting patients as late as April 23

Jackson Hole, WY – Teton County deputy prosecutor Brian Hultman wants further investigation before possibly filing charges against a man arrested Monday on allegations of sexual assault at St. John’s Living Center. Hultman said at the former nursing aide’s initial appearance Wednesday in Jackson’s 9th Circuit Court he refused to file charges due to concerns […]

Thursday the 4th

Did hospital follow rules? Sources say nursing home managers favored aide, failed to follow procedure

Jackson Hole, WY – St. John’s Living Center managers were aware of complaints that an employee was having inappropriate contact with at least two patients, but overlooked the incidents because he was a favorite staff member, sources said last week. Three new sources came forward after an April 19 story in the News&Guide reported that […]

Wednesday the 3rd

Cops bust man in St. John’s sex case; Smith said police reviewed personnel files and patient medical records and conducted numerous interviews during the investigation

Jackson Hole, WY – A 49-year-old Jackson man was arrested Monday on three counts of third-degree sexual assault stemming from alleged incidents witnessed at St. John’s Living Center. Police Sgt. Todd Smith said detectives from his agency as well as Teton County Sheriff’s Office arrested the man following an investigation that began April 11. On […]

Tuesday the 2nd